Hatching & Brooding Your Own Chicks: Chickens, Turkeys, Ducks, Geese, Guinea Fowl [NOOK Book]

Overview

If you want to incubate, hatch, and brood chicks yourself, rather than buying them from a hatchery, this is the guide you need. Poultry authority Gail Damerow explains exactly how to hatch healthy baby chickens, ducklings, goslings, turkey poults, and guinea keets, addressing everything from selecting a breed and choosing the best incubator to ensuring proper set-up and sanitary conditions, understanding embryo development, and feeding and caring for newborn chicks in a brooder. This is an indispensable reference...
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Hatching & Brooding Your Own Chicks: Chickens, Turkeys, Ducks, Geese, Guinea Fowl

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Overview

If you want to incubate, hatch, and brood chicks yourself, rather than buying them from a hatchery, this is the guide you need. Poultry authority Gail Damerow explains exactly how to hatch healthy baby chickens, ducklings, goslings, turkey poults, and guinea keets, addressing everything from selecting a breed and choosing the best incubator to ensuring proper set-up and sanitary conditions, understanding embryo development, and feeding and caring for newborn chicks in a brooder. This is an indispensable reference for any poultry raiser, whether you want to hatch three eggs or one hundred.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781603428781
  • Publisher: Storey Books
  • Publication date: 4/12/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 240
  • Sales rank: 561,375
  • File size: 22 MB
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Meet the Author

Gail Damerow, author of The Chicken Health Handbook, 2nd Edition, has written extensively on raising chickens and other livestock, growing fruits and vegetables, and related rural know-how in more than a dozen country skills how-to books, including the best-selling Storey’s Guide to Raising Chickens, The Chicken Encyclopedia, and Hatching and Brooding Your Own Chicks. Damerow is a regular contributor to Backyard Poultryand Countryside magazines. She lives in Tennessee with her husband, where they operate a family farm with poultry and dairy goats, a sizable garden, and a small orchard.


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Table of Contents

Introduction


Part 1: The Chicks

1 Acquiring Your First Chicks

2 Setting Up Your Brooder

3 Managing Water, Feed, and Bedding

4 What to Expect as They Grow

5 Hatchling Health Issues

 

Part 2: The Eggs

6 The Broody Hen

7 Selecting an Incubator

8 Eggs for Hatching

9 Operating an Incubator

10 What Went Wrong?

11 Hatchling Identification

 

Appendix: Screwpot Notions

Glossary

Acknowledgments

Resources

Index

Interior Photography Credits

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